You can download Photoshop for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you have purchased an earlier software version).
Adobe Photoshop remains the gold standard in the photo-editing software used by thousands of creative individuals worldwide. Enhance images and create the graphic design in a user-friendly digital studio with an extensive suite of retouching tools.
Enjoy simpler and faster masking using a new frame tool. Easily place shapes and text into placeholder frames and fill them with images. To create elliptical or rectangular shapes, choose the Frame Tool + "K."
You can place an image into a frame by dragging an Adobe Stock asset, choosing a library asset from the Libraries toolbar, or uploading it from a local disk. The framed pictures are always placed as Smart Objects so as you can scale them proportionally and non-destructively.
Adobe has recently launched its new Content-Aware Fill workspace to let users work with the content more easily than before. A new task space is powered by Adobe Sensei technology, enabling you to choose which source pixels to scale, rotate, or mirror. You can check all the changes in a live full-resolution preview and save them to a new layer.
Now, a multiple undo mode is a new default. Easily undo multiple steps while working with the content, pressing Control + Z (for Windows OS) and Command + Z (for macOS).
In Photoshop CC, all item transformations are happening around a pivot point. It is hidden by default now to prevent accidental repositioning.
You don’t need to switch tools anymore to start editing the text. Quickly enter an editing mode by double-clicking on a selected text layer.
Don't worry about losing your results when working in Photoshop. Now, an auto-commit mode is enabled by default and all changes are saved automatically. You needn't longer to click Enter (on Windows) or Return (on macOS) or press the Commit button. Transform your content efficiently without fear of not save the results of work.
In the latest version of Photoshop, most layer types are transformed proportionally by default. You can change pixel layers, type layers, bitmaps, and Placed Smart Objects preserving all the item proportions. Keep in mind, the vector layers are still changed non-proportionally.
Check various blend mode options on your image by simply scrolling over them. Free Photoshop lets you see a live preview of these modes.
Create beautiful mirrored artworks with a new Paint Symmetry feature in Photoshop. It allows you to paint multiple brush strokes at once to design symmetrical patterns. Click the butterfly icon in a toolbar to enable this mode for tools, such as the Paint Brush, Pencil, Mixer Brush, and Eraser. It also works with layer masks.
Choose an incredible color palette for your artwork, using a Color Wheel in Photoshop CC. It allows you to visualize a full spectrum of colors and empowers you to play with color nuances on your image.
Learn about new features, check out the learning content, or quickly access recent files in a user-friendly interface. The Photoshop home screen lets you pick up where you left or create a new project.
In this release of Photoshop, you can now iteratively fill multiple areas of an image without having to leave the Content-Aware Fill workspace window. After you get the desired fill result for a selection in your image, click the new Apply button in the lower-right corner to commit fill changes and keep the workspace window open. After applying the fill, use Lasso Tool or Polygonal Lasso Tool within the Content-Aware Fill workspace to make another selection to fill
Also, you can now sample source pixels from all visible layers in the document by selecting the new Sample All Layers option. The Sampling Area Options appear in the Content-Aware Fill panel on the right side of the workspace
To try out the new options, open an image and select an area to fill. Then choose Edit > Content-Aware Fill
For Help documentation, see the following links:
The new Lens Blur alogorithm now uses your computer's graphics card (GPU) to generate blurrier edges on objects that are in front of the focal plane, a more realistic bokeh look, correct color handling for CMYK and LAB color modes, and more colorful specular highlights in your photos
To enable graphics processor in Photoshop, choose Edit (Windows) / Photoshop (macOS) > Preferences > Performance, the select Use Graphics Processor in the Preferences dialog
Photoshop's user interface is now more responsive to your mouse and stylus movements. You'll notice smoother panning and zooming in your documents. With increased responsiveness to your inputs, you'll also notice improvements in many other UI interactions, especially where painting or dragging actions are involved
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